How to Recover WhatsApp Data on iPhone efficiently?

As far as we know, WhatsApp doesn't save its users' data onto its servers. Hence iPhone users need to back up their WhatsApp data on their own in case they have difficulty to recover WhatsApp data. What if you lose your WhatsApp data which haven't been backed up yet? How can you solve this kind of problem? Well, please take a few minutes to read this article. And you will get three different ways to retrieve WhatsApp chat contents. In the rest of the article, we will separately introduce those three ways in three parts.


Part 1. How to recover WhatsApp data via WhatsApp app

WhatsApp provides its users with a service for backing up the most recent 7-day data on iCloud. If you only need to get those WhatsApp files back, you can do as below.


Firstly, you need to uninstall WhatsApp on iPhone.

Secondly, you should reinstall WhatsApp.

Lastly, you are supposed to tap "Restore" when you completely reinstall WhatsApp app.


Part 2. How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from iCloud backups

If you expect to recover WhatsApp chat history over a period of 7 days, you can try to restore them from your backup files. In this part, we are going to show you the steps of recovering WhatsApp data from iCloud backups.


Step 1. Erasing

Navigate to "Setting" on iPhone and erase your phone.

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Step 2. Tapping

You need to set up your iPhone and tap "Restore from iCloud Backup" on the "Apps & Data" screen.

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Step 3. Selecting

You are required to select a backup after signing into iCloud. Then, you just need to download the selected backup.

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Note: You are only able to recover all the WhatsApp content in bulk. Besides, your current files on iPhone may be erased after you successfully recover WhatsApp data from iCloud backup.


Part 3. How to restore WhatsApp files selectively

Assuming that you merely need to retrieve specific WhatsApp chat, you can apply iOS Data Recovery. Moreover, you can use it to retrieve data without backups.


Step 1. Launch iOS Data Recovery and connect iPhone to PC/Mac


Step 2. Click on "Recover from iOS Device" 

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Step 3. Select "WhatsApp & Attachments" and deselect other file types

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Step 4. Click on "Start Scan" button

iOS Data Recovery will automatically scan your iPhone and list all your WhatsApp data.


Step 5. Click on "Recover" button

You can selectively restore WhatsApp messages, photos or other attachments by checking the list on the following window.

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